From location scouting and weather research to knowing a group’s needs and cooking meals, discover tips to make your backpacking trip a success. The first time I instructed a backpacking trip, I was nervous. I triple checked my gear, agonized... READ MORE
This post was originally published on November 26, 2019 and updated on October 28, 2021. You finished your first Outward Bound course. Congratulations! Now you can’t wait to go on your next one, right? Maybe you took a classic course... READ MORE
Outdoor leadership is defined by technical skills, but it’s also so much more. Discover the skills that make up true outdoor leadership. At Outward Bound, we’re passionate about sharing the outdoors with every student, everywhere. This passion is what first... READ MORE
From two-day courses to month-long programs, wilderness medicine training programs are designed with different levels of adventurers in mind. Discover which one is best for you. Imagine: It’s day three of your long-awaited backpacking trip. Your group is 15... READ MORE
No matter how you choose to recreate, these outdoor apps, classes and resources will give you the skills, confidence and knowledge to go boldly and responsibly outdoors. I don’t know about you, but while we’ve collectively held our breaths... READ MORE
As with any career, it takes time spent in the outdoors-leading trips, hiking trails and canoeing rivers-to feel comfortable about the terrain. As an Outward Bound Instructor, I studied youth development, knots, maps, read books on hiking, learned about gear... READ MORE
I was planning for an Outward Bound summer. To be working with groups of teens and living in the woods for long stretches of time. To have a home in Western North Carolina and to be employed. I had... READ MORE
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